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Improvement of polypropylene nonwoven fabric antibacterial properties by the direct fluorination

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Abstract

An one-step “dry” method of direct fluorination was applied to highly improve antibacterial properties of polypropylene nonwoven fabric. A treatment of polypropylene nonwoven fabric with F2/N2 mixture highly improved the barrier antibacterial properties with respect to test bacteria – Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus (total reproduction suppression) and partially for Gram-negative Escherichia coli. A treatment with F2/N2/O2 mixture totally suppressed Candida albicans microfungus reproduction. Polypropylene nonwoven fabric tensile strength was slightly increased after fluorination.

Graphical abstract: Improvement of polypropylene nonwoven fabric antibacterial properties by the direct fluorination

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The article was received on 23 Mar 2015, accepted on 11 May 2015 and first published on 11 May 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05112F
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Citation: RSC Adv., 2015,5, 44545-44549

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    Improvement of polypropylene nonwoven fabric antibacterial properties by the direct fluorination

    N. P. Prorokova, V. A. Istratkin, T. Yu. Kumeeva, S. Yu. Vavilova, A. P. Kharitonov and V. M. Bouznik, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 44545
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05112F

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